Murphy: NJ Transit fares won't rise in next fiscal year

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January 21, 2020 - 12:32 pm

KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says fares on New Jersey Transit buses and trains won't rise in the next fiscal year.

At a graduation ceremony for new engineers on Tuesday, Murphy said his proposed budget to go into effect in July will be the third in a row not to raise fares on the state's embattled transit corporation. 

NJ Transit has raised fares five times since 2002, the last time in 2015 when it hiked rates by an average of 9 percent. Since then, the system has faced mounting complaints from commuters, particularly train riders, about regular delays and cancellations related to an engineer shortage and the installation of a federally mandated emergency braking system.

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